“Grease is the word” as New World School of the Arts high school music theater students bring the popular musical Grease to the stage, to welcome the holiday season. Led by faculty member Matthew Buffalo, the musical by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey, which saw its debut in 1971 as a reflection of the working-class youth of its time in Chicago, will explore the true intention of the play as it was written, rather than the movie we have all come to love.
“Named after the 1950s United States working-class youth subculture, “greasers” were teenagers looking for excitement and different ways to express themselves. The show deals with social issues that are still prevalent today, such as teenage pregnancy, peer pressure and gang violence,” explained Buffalo. “The themes include love, friendship, teenage rebellion, and sexual exploration during adolescence. It is still what adolescents are feeling. In addition to that, Grease is FUN! After over a year of separation due to the pandemic, it is refreshing to take a pause and enjoy why we love musicals in the first place.”
Grease opens on Friday, December 3; 7:30 PM at Louise O. Gerrits Theater; 25 NE 2nd Street, 8th Floor, Miami. Follow-up shows are on December 4, 10, 11; 7:30 PM and December 4, 5, 11, 12; 2:00 PM
Tickets are $15 for general admission; $10 for students and seniors.